A Delhi Court docket on Friday adjourned the listening to within the bail plea, filed by the accused Shankar Mishra, who was just lately arrested for urinating on a 70-year-old lady co-passenger on board an Air India flight, within the month of November 2022, drunk. Mishra had filed a contemporary bail software searching for common bail, in November final 12 months, docket-Adjourns-Hearingpercent2F27-01-2023-463423&psig=AOvVaw291uNGGlkXA5cBrFcPdHVV&ust=1674998745869000&supply=photos&cd=vfe&ved=0CBAQjRxqFwoTCKCNvPyw6vwCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAl

Further Classes Decide Harjyot Singh Bhalla adjourned the matter for January 30, Monday, after advocate Ankur Mahindro, showing for the complainant, mentioned that he was not supplied with a replica of the bail plea. 

The Court docket additionally noticed that the investigating officer was not current for the listening to. 

The senior counsel Advocate Ramesh Gupta, advocating for Mishra, opposed the adjournment to the 30th of January. 

“If the courtroom is inclined to adjourn it then please grant me an interim bail…This isn’t truthful. It might’t be a cause that the investigating officer isn’t right here, so adjourn,” mentioned Advocate Gupta. 

Mahindro mentioned that he must undergo the applying. Advocate Gupta requested him to record it at 2pm at the moment.  

The Decide, nonetheless, mentioned that he’ll hear the case on Monday subsequent week. 

Mishra was taken into custody by the Delhi Police in Bengaluru, on 6th January. It was acknowledged that he allegedly urinated on a 70-year-old lady whereas in an intoxicated situation in November on board an Air India flight. 

The incident got here into the general public eye after the girl posted a letter to the Chairperson of the Tata Group, after which it was made public through media. 

A co-passenger boarding the New York-New Delhi flight, Mr. S Bhattacharjee, witnessed the incident and revealed that after the accused urinated on the girl, the flight crew cleaned her seat and lined them with blankets, relatively than providing her Shankar Mishra’s seat.  

Whereas chatting with ANI (Asian Worldwide Information), Bhattacharjee mentioned, “The incident occurred after the lunch was served. He (the accused) had 4 drinks after which was asking me the identical questions a number of occasions. I completed lunch, and advised the flight attendant to regulate him.” 

Bhattacharjee added, “Following this incident, the co-passenger went to the senior stewardess and requested her to provide the previous girl one other seat, however she refused, saying that they should take permission from the captain.” 

The co-passenger additionally advised ANI that the one choice for the girl was to maneuver to 1st class because the enterprise class was full. The flight crew cleaned her seat and saved blankets on the seat smelling of urine. They may have given her Shankar Mishra’s seat, however they didn’t do something to pacify the distressed passenger.

The airline’s CEO on Saturday issued an apology over the dealing with of the incident and mentioned 4 cabin crew and a pilot have been de-rostered and the coverage of serving alcohol on flights is being reviewed.

Mishra labored at Wells Fargo, a monetary providers firm, and was terminated from his job after the corporate responded that the allegations towards him relating to the present case had been ‘deeply disturbing.’ 

The accused’s lawyer just lately mentioned that he had paid an agreed compensation quantity to the girl on 28 November. However, a month later, the compensated quantity was returned to him by the girl’s daughter.  

On 8 January, the courtroom denied Mishra to be taken into police custody however remanded him 14 days of judicial custody.  

Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a lady passenger on an Air India flight, being taken away by the police from the DCP workplace at IGI Airport in New Delhi | PTI

The Court docket had beforehand acknowledged that the mere truth of public stress shouldn’t affect or hinder the investigation of the case, so Mishra’s police custody wouldn’t be required. 

Mishra is presently below judicial custody after Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Komal Garg denied him bail on 11 January.